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Titel: Changing Order: Replication and Induction in...
Verlag: SAGE Publications Ltd., London
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket
Art des Buches: Used
Reprinted 1985. Paperback with slightly faded and creased spine and very lightly worn leading corners. A few minor creases and superficial scores on covers. Lower leading corner of page block is slightly grubby. Some dog-eared pages. Light yellow stain on leading edge of page 6. Text remains clear, and binding is tight throughout. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 297333
Inhaltsangabe: H M Collins is co-author of the widely acclaimed "Frames of Meaning "and Director of the Science Studies Centre at Bath University. He continues his work in the sociology of science with this book, a fascinating study of both the maintenance and alteration of order within science. Three original studies of scientific work -- the building of TEA-lasers, the detection of gravitational radiation, and experiments in the paranormal -- form the core of the book. They brilliantly demonstrate the interlinked problems of replication and induction in the actual day-to-day practice of science.
As one of the foremost proponents of the 'relativist' view of science, Collins convincingly illustrates how the individual scientist is tied to a whole variety of institutions and networks in the wider society and how these constrain research choices and influence laboratory outcome. Changing Order is a masterful, often witty, account of how one set of facts rather than another emerges from sometimes bitter controversy; and it shows how replicable results are induced in the untidy but normally private world of scientific practice.
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